Monitoring & Results Measurement Officer – Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust

Organisation: Agricultural
Business Initiative (aBi) Trust
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Operating Officer – Corporate Services
About US:
The Agricultural
Business Initiative (aBi) Trust is supporting agribusiness development in the
private sector to achieve the objective of the Government of Uganda’s
Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS). The Trust is a
multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Governments of Denmark and Uganda.
The mandate of aBi Trust is to support the private sector actors to increase
their contribution to the agricultural sector by increasing land and labour
productivity, and market competitiveness thereby contributing to poverty
reduction through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.
Job Summary:  The role of the Monitoring & Results
Measurement (MRM) Officer is to support the strengthening and implementation of
monitoring & evaluation and knowledge management systems to enhance
planning, portfolio performance, impact and learning, quality control and
accountability at various levels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
As part of the RMRD
team contribute towards the development of funding windows (FWs), project pipelines,
and risk management
  • Contributing to the design, review and appraisal of FWs and projects
    by collecting, analyzing and applying lessons learned and evidence in
    appraisal, development and review of FWs, project plans and risk
    management strategies
  • Contributing to the design of results monitoring and measurement
    components of projects by incorporating results chains and performance
    indicators in each project according to DCED standards
  • Contributing to the development of the aBi business plan and annual
    work plans and budgets specifically ensuring that program teams integrate
    a well-defined theory of change, results chain, and measurement plan in
    their plans
To lead in the
monitoring and evaluation effort of aBi projects, and provide technical advice
on how to address identified performance gaps
  • Setting up systems and procedures for ongoing monitoring and results
    measurement in each project, and ensuring compliance with aBi and DCED
  • Managing the partner monitoring process by ensuring regular
    monitoring and reviews, compiling and analysing the collected data in
    order to identify lessons learnt and any gaps in aBi knowledge
  • Supporting ICT and program teams to implement the Grant Management
    System (GMS), and ensuring compliance with aBi and DCED standards
Provide partners
and aBi staff technical advice and capacity building to carry out and use
monitoring, evaluation, research and learning to improve performance
  • Developing and implementing a capacity building plan for staff and
    partners on M&E and related needs identified
  • Delivering capacity building (training, TA, systems) to staff and
    partners regarding reporting, results measurement, data collection and
    DCED standards and according to identified needs
  • Participating as a member of risk management and compliance teams,
    and ensuring that risk related to results measurement and performance
    management is addressed effectively at all levels
  • Ensuring accountability by reviewing and assessing the quality of
    data and results achieved, and compliance with accountability and
    reporting requirements
  • Establishing a resource bank for up- to-date tools, training
    materials, other capacity building products, and a data base of experts;
    and ensuring the resources are used to support partners
Generate and
disseminate evidence and knowledge to support effective learning,
decision-making and external communication
  • Supporting the design and implementation of a knowledge management
  • Supporting implementation of baselines, evaluations, reviews and
    research; participating in preparation of analytical reports and
    documentation of lessons learnt and best practices; facilitating sharing
    across the organisation and with partners; and ensuring their utilization
  • Developing learning products and disseminating them to staff,
    partners and other targeted users
To provide
administrative support to staff and clients
  • Managing schedules, meetings, customer support, audits, external
    reviews, visits, etc
  • Supervising consultants, staff and other clients
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness
    management, agricultural finance, quantitative economics, statistics,
    development studies or a related field
  • Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, Program Planning and
    Management, or other field related to M&E
  • Five years of post-graduation M&E experience in designing and
    implementing grant projects in agribusiness in Uganda
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of grant projects in
    agricultural finance programs is an added advantage
  • 5 years’ experience in designing and conducting project baselines,
    evaluations and research studies
  • Demonstrable experience in using grant management information
    systems (MIS)
  • 5 years demonstrable experience in providing capacity building
    support to partners in delivery of M&E functions
  • Demonstrated experience in application of SPSS, STATA, or other
    statistical software
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing (supervised or authored at
    least 3 evaluation reports in the last 5 years)
How to Apply:
Please send your
application to clearly indicating the position title in the
email subject line. Applications shouldn’t be more than 4MB. 
Deadline: 18th October 2019 by 5:00pm. 
Please note that
only successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to
disqualification. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
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